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Musee De La Piscine

Address: 23 Rue de l'Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: 03 20 69 23 60
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Roubaix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you're an art lover staying in or near Lille or Roubaix, this is a must. An Art Deco municipal swimming pool transformed into the perfect space to view art. The collections are an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and 'industrial art' - mostly porcelain and glassware. When we visited in February 2015, there was also an interesting collection of... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful attraction close to the nice city of Lille. It is an old swimming pool built in the early thirties of last century. Therefore it is in Art Deco style. The statue gallery alongside the old pool is fascinating. There are beautiful statues that were created for the Paris Opera. The collection of art has some lovely... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Along with many public attractions in France, there is free entry to this one (but not any temporary exhibitions) on the first Sunday of the month. The down side to this is humongous queues waiting to get in when it opened at 1pm. In freezing cold rain this was no joke, but the Art Deco setting of the former swimming... More 

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Wasquehal, France
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Impressive building, used to be a pool and was remodel to a museum. Big art collection!! My favorite by far in the area! Worth a visit and a coffee at Meert!

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

though the permanent collection is not going to blow your mind, the building itself and the character of the museum is definitely worth your time. It is a beautiful interesting building that transports you to a time past. Great family friendly museum to go to. It is airy and spacious so you don't feel that your indoors. Definitely recommend!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You really have to visit, if just to see the building itself, which is beautiful and an inspired transformation to a museum. With a very eclectic range of exhibits there really is something for everyone to enjoy, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon - and the cafe is well worth a visit!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This museum is a gem! I was very glad I made the easy trip by train from Lille to see it. The building and its history are fascinating. The use that has been made of this space is enthralling. I spent several hours there and wished I could have stayed longer. I thoroughly enjoyed the collections and the clever manner... More 

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Leeuwarden
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Go for the building. The regular collection is to me not that special, but ofcourse that is a matter of taste. The building, the old art deco swimmingpool is amazing.The atmosphere is still of an old swimmingpool. We have been here before and I am impressed every time. If you have the opportunity, go and visit en enjoy.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a short break in the Lille area in northern France recently. Started with the Louvre-Lens (an outpost of the Paris Louvre). Startlingly modern building, basically one big space with works of art showing the development of the plastic arts from about 3000 BC to the modern age. All chronologically arranged - would be a great way to show... More 

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Dorset
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25 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As so many people have said, this museum is an example of an imaginative idea (converting an old art deco swimming pool into a gallery) beautifully realised. The gallery of statuary around the pool looks wonderful, and the use of the old changing areas to display work is fun. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that... More 

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